Welcome to TAC Karate & Fitness

Established in 1980 as Tankson's Martial Arts, TAC Karate is one of the oldest Martial Arts schools in the Chicagoland area. Under the leadership of Hanshi Dr. Larry C. Tankson, the school has provided quality instruction for over 35 years.


Meet our founder.

Dr. Larry C. Tankson is the Founder, Owner, and Chief Instructor of TAC Karate.

Born in Chicago, Illinois on October 12th, Dr. Tankson began his martial arts training at the Dravidian School of Self-Defense and Karate under the instruction of Sensei Russ Meek.

TAC Programs

TAC Karate has several programs tailored to the needs of children, teens, and adults. Explore our programs below.


The Karate program is tailored to meet the needs of children, teens, and adults, offering traditional karate classes.

Program starts at $78


The fitness program is tailored to meet the needs of adults ranging in age from 18 and above.

Program starts at $49

Other Programs

TAC Karate other programs include Summer Camp, After School Program, and Transportation.

Program starts at $50


Making the G.R.A.D.E.

Our focus is on the student. We deliver the highest level of training to those who appreciate these values: